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Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze

Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze

Biden Reopens Green Card, Work Visa System, Dumping Trump COVID Ban The change means the wait is over for hundreds of thousands of job-seeking foreigners and those pursuing permanent residency in the U.S. to apply for the coveted immigration documents.Updated at 9:04 p.m. ET President Biden on Wednesday revoked a freeze that his predecessor had put on many types of visas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the order did not advance U.S. interests and hurt industries and individuals alike. "It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens...

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New York Grand Jury Votes Not To Indict Rochester Officers In Daniel Prude Case

New York Grand Jury Votes Not To Indict Rochester Officers In Daniel Prude Case

New York Grand Jury Votes Not To Indict Rochester Officers In Daniel Prude Case "We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude's death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible," officials said.Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET New York Attorney General Letitia James says a grand jury voted that no charges will be filed against Rochester police officers in connection with the March 2020 death of , a Black man who was in the midst of a mental health freefall during the encounter. James initiated an investigation into...

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Court Temporarily Blocks South Carolina Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Court Temporarily Blocks South Carolina Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Court Temporarily Blocks South Carolina Heartbeat Abortion Ban "Today, abortion remains safe and legal in South Carolina, and politicians' plan to restrict access to health care has failed," the region's Planned Parenthood president said following the decision.Just a day after a bill banning most abortions in South Carolina was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster, a federal court blocked the measure. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis granted a two-week temporary restraining order on Friday while the case, brought by Planned Parenthood, works its way through the legal system....

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Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply

Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply

Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply : Coronavirus Updates Officials announced a boost of about three million doses to the states and an additional one million to the federally run pharmacy program.President Biden's COVID-19 czar Jeff Zients told governors on Tuesday that the weekly vaccine supply going out to states is increasing by more than 20% to 13.5 million doses this week, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, announced. Psaki also said the supply going directly to pharmacies will double to 2 million this week. Before taking office, Biden promised to...

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Town Of Palm Beach Hears Arguments On Trump's Permanent Move To Mar-A-Lago Full-Time

Town Of Palm Beach Hears Arguments On Trump's Permanent Move To Mar-A-Lago Full-Time

Town Of Palm Beach Hears Arguments On Trump's Permanent Move To Mar-A-Lago Full-Time "We feel that this issue threatens to make Mar-a-Lago into a permanent beacon for his more rabid, lawless supporters," an attorney for a group opposing Trump's move to the club argued.While the U.S. Senate began its second impeachment trial of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, local lawmakers in the town of Palm Beach, Fla., also gathered to consider the former president's fate – specifically, whether to let him live full-time at his sprawling private club, Mar-a-Lago.In a presentation at the...

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4,400 Moderna Vaccine Doses Not Kept Cold Enough May Be Unusable

4,400 Moderna Vaccine Doses Not Kept Cold Enough May Be Unusable

4,400 Moderna Vaccine Doses Not Kept Cold Enough May Be Unusable Maine says it received vaccines with "the thermometer on the outside of the boxes ... [showing] that at some point the required minimum temperature had been exceeded."Maine health officials discovered that a majority of Moderna vaccine shipments received across the state on Monday were not kept adequately cold during transport, meaning 4,400 doses may have to be thrown out. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, made the announcement during a "sad and somber" on Tuesday and said the...

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Trump Orders Ban On Chinese Software Apps, Citing Potential Espionage

Trump Orders Ban On Chinese Software Apps, Citing Potential Espionage

Trump Orders Ban On Chinese Software Apps, Citing Potential Espionage The order, which takes effect in 45 days, says the apps use "personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers" to "access and capture vast swaths of information from users."President Trump has signed an executive order banning business with several leading Chinese technology companies, claiming apps run by the firms have the ability to spy on Americans, including federal employees.Trump's order seeks to prohibit transactions with eight companies including Alipay, owned by Chinese billionaire Jack...

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Florida Becomes 3rd U.S. State To Identify New Coronavirus Variant

Florida Becomes 3rd U.S. State To Identify New Coronavirus Variant

Florida Becomes 3rd U.S. State To Identify New Coronavirus Variant : Coronavirus Updates "The individual is a male in his 20s with no history of travel. The Department is working with the CDC on this investigation," Florida Department of Health officials announced Thursday.Florida is the third U.S. state to announce it has a case of the more contagious coronavirus strain that first emerged in the United Kingdom. A man in his 20s, with no history of travel, tested positive for the mutated coronavirus. The state Department of Health said he is in .Florida has evidence of the first identified...

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Maryland, Virginia To Send Extra COVID-19 Vaccine To D.C., Tripling Its Allotment

Maryland, Virginia To Send Extra COVID-19 Vaccine To D.C., Tripling Its Allotment

Maryland, Virginia To Send Extra COVID-19 Vaccine To D.C., Tripling Its Allotment : Coronavirus Updates D.C.'s mayor urged the federal government to send more medicine to no avail. Now the states are sharing their supply to vaccinate health care workers who work in the capital but live elsewhere.Virginia and Maryland are sending thousands of extra COVID-19 vaccine doses out of their own supply to the District of Columbia as the city scrambles to inoculate health care workers amid the worsening pandemic. Each state is sending 8,000 additional doses to the nation's capital. The move will more...

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Health Workers 'Feeling Good As Hell' As Hospitals Begin COVID Vaccine Injections

Health Workers 'Feeling Good As Hell' As Hospitals Begin COVID Vaccine Injections

Health Workers 'Feeling Good As Hell' As Hospitals Begin COVID Vaccine Injections As the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made their way across the country on Monday, hospital employees celebrated the long-awaited medicine.5, 6, 7, 8! Health care workers in Boston are "feeling good as hell" over the arrival of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. Masked employees in scrubs, medical gowns, office attire, and what's proving to be very popular camel-colored coat, performed a choreographed dance routine outside of the Boston Medical Center as inside, health care workers prepared to...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Trump Election Challenge 'Unreasonable ... Meritless'

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Trump Election Challenge 'Unreasonable ... Meritless'

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Trump Election Challenge 'Unreasonable ... Meritless' "Striking these votes now — after the election, and in only two of Wisconsin's 72 counties ... would be an extraordinary step for this court to take. We will not do so," Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote.It was close but in the end, the conservative-led Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump campaign's bid to throw out more than 220,000 ballots from two Democratic county strongholds. The move, which came just shortly before Electoral College voters were due to cast their ballots ensured...

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House Oversight Committee Chair: Testimony Points To Political Interference At CDC

House Oversight Committee Chair: Testimony Points To Political Interference At CDC

House Oversight Committee Chair: Testimony Points To Political Interference At CDC Rep. James Clyburn says the Trump Administration may have deliberately tried to "conceal and destroy evidence that senior political appointees interfered" with the CDC's coronavirus response.A new kerfuffle is unfolding in a House oversight committee with the Democratic chair accusing White House appointees of political meddling and attempting to influence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strategies on the coronavirus pandemic in a manner that paints the administration in a more favorable light....

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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.A federal judge has reversed the Trump administration's latest round of rules placing further limits on the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation. Under the order filed Friday, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn instructed the Department...

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California Is Days Away From A Regional Stay-At-Home Order

California Is Days Away From A Regional Stay-At-Home Order

California Is Days Away From A Regional Stay-At-Home Order Gov. Gavin Newsom said the restrictions will likely go into effect "in the next day or two" in places with less than 15% ICU availability, and remain in effect for at least three weeks.Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced most of the state will come under a stricter set of limitations as intensive care units reach near-capacity levels with the latest surge in coronavirus cases. Regional stay-at-home orders will likely go into effect "in the next day or two" in places with less than 15% ICU...

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Dr. Scott Atlas, Special Coronavirus Adviser To Trump Resigns

Dr. Scott Atlas, Special Coronavirus Adviser To Trump Resigns

Dr. Scott Atlas, Special Coronavirus Adviser To Trump Resigns Atlas, who was a radiologist by training, pushed fringe theories about the coronavirus, including the idea that large numbers of people should get infected in order to reach so-called "herd immunity."A controversial coronavirus adviser to the president, Dr. Scott Atlas, resigned Monday, a White House official told NPR. Atlas, who is not an infectious disease expert and whose brief stint was marred by blunders and controversy, was tapped by the Trump administration to serve as special adviser to the president of the United States,...

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Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID

Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID

Related Program: Related Program: Tyson Foods Inc., which says it produces of the beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., has suspended managers at an Iowa plant accused of participating in a betting pool on how many employees would become ill with COVID-19. President and CEO Dean Banks also announced on Thursday the company has launched an investigation led by former Attorney General Eric Holder into the allegations. The suspensions come one day after the family of a deceased employee filed a claiming "fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence, and incorrigible, willful and wanton...

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Michigan 5th Deadliest State For COVID-19 And 6th Highest Coronavirus Cases In U.S.

Michigan 5th Deadliest State For COVID-19 And 6th Highest Coronavirus Cases In U.S.

Michigan 5th Deadliest State For COVID-19 And 6th Highest Coronavirus Cases In U.S. : Coronavirus Updates A state report says cases are spiking across all ages, races and ethnicities. Meanwhile, "contact tracing is becoming overwhelmed ... and is at or near all-time lows."Over the past week several states have obliterated coronavirus infection records, surpassing the peak in the spring, including Michigan which now ranks sixth nationally in coronavirus cases and fifth for the number of COVID-19-related deaths, according to released on Wednesday. Sarah Lyon-Callo, director of the Bureau of...

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FDA Approves 1st At-Home Coronavirus Test

FDA Approves 1st At-Home Coronavirus Test

FDA Approves 1st At-Home Coronavirus Test : Coronavirus Updates The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is expected to provide results in 30 minutes or less. Its approval could help alleviate the strain on the nation's precarious coronavirus testing system.Updated at 3:20 a.m. ET The first COVID-19 diagnostic at-home self-test that provides rapid results has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Tuesday. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular single-use test and is expected to cost $50 or less, the company said on its . "While COVID-19...

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Senate Blocks President Trump's Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board

Senate Blocks President Trump's Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board

Senate Blocks President Trump's Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board The 47-50 vote came as Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins sided with Democratic senators to preserve a filibuster of Judy Shelton's confirmation. Two other Republicans missed the vote.Judy Shelton's nomination as a member of the Federal Reserve Board is stalled. The Senate failed to advance President Trump's controversial pick to the powerful central bank on Tuesday after Republicans Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine joined the Senate's Democrats in blocking Shelton's appointment. The 47-50 vote...

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Tests Positive For Coronavirus "With my case, I want to underscore the importance of Nevadans to stay at home as much as they possibly can at this time," Sisolak said, as cases continue to rise throughout the state.Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive results came on Friday after a rapid coronavirus test in Carson City which is part of a regular protocol for the Democratic governor, he said in a . Sisolak said he is waiting on the results of a PCR test, which stands for polymerase chain reaction. He added that he'd tested...

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Indianapolis Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer Who Killed Dreasjon Reed

Indianapolis Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer Who Killed Dreasjon Reed

Indianapolis Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer Who Killed Dreasjon Reed Much of the incident that ended in the shooting was captured on Facebook Live by Reed. On Tuesday, a grand jury said there was not enough evidence to charge Officer Dejoure Mercer for the killing.An Indianapolis police officer who fatally shot a man after a high-speed car chase that was captured on Facebook Live will not face criminal charges. A grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict Dejoure Mercer who shot and killed on May 6. Mercer was one of several Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers,...

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Veterans And Gold Star Families Granted Lifetime Passes To National Parks

Veterans And Gold Star Families Granted Lifetime Passes To National Parks

Veterans And Gold Star Families Granted Lifetime Passes To National Parks Former service members and families of those killed on active duty will have "free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect."Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 9:53 p.m. ET As coronavirus cases again surge across the country, the outdoors remains a rare and safe refuge for Americans, particularly for those struggling with anxiety or depression due to the pandemic. On Wednesday, those hoping to reap the benefits of fresh air and the unseasonably warm weather in much of the country can explore...

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Oklahoma Ice Storm Leaves 300,000 Without Power

Oklahoma Ice Storm Leaves 300,000 Without Power

Oklahoma Ice Storm Leaves 300,000 Without Power The early season arrival of a mix of rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds, which first struck on Monday night, caught public utility companies unprepared for the massive power losses.An abnormally early but powerful ice storm has crippled large swaths of Oklahoma, causing and toppling thousands of trees.Lots of calls into 911 to report downed power lines. The best number for you to call to report such instances or outages is OG&E’s emergency line 405-272-9595 (inside the metro Oklahoma City area) or 800-522-6870 (outside the...

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Barron Trump Tested Positive For Coronavirus, But Now Negative

Barron Trump Tested Positive For Coronavirus, But Now Negative

Barron Trump Tested Positive For Coronavirus, But Now Negative : Coronavirus Live Updates First lady Melania Trump says she dreaded the diagnosis after she and the president got sick. "Luckily [Barron] is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms."Barron Trump, the 14-year-old son of President Trump and Melania Trump, tested positive for COVID-19, after initially testing negative. The First Lady made the announcement on Wednesday in a post called, on the White House website, adding it was one of her greatest fears as a parent. A wave of relief washed over her when the boy first appeared...

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Alabama Gov. Apologizes To Surviving '5th Girl' Of 1963 KKK Bombing

Alabama Gov. Apologizes To Surviving '5th Girl' Of 1963 KKK Bombing

Alabama Gov. Apologizes To Surviving '5th Girl' Of 1963 KKK Bombing : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice "There should be no question that Ms. Collins Rudolph and the families of those who perished ... suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering over the ensuing decades."Sarah Collins Rudolph was 12 years old when the explosion of a bomb, planted by the Ku Klux Klan, ripped through the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Her sister and three other young girls were killed by the dynamite blast, and although she...

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